If you're planning to carry out any work or activity that affects the operation of the road, footpath or berm, you must submit a Worksite application before you start. This ensures all work is done safely and complies with national regulations.
A CAR is required if you are (but not limited to):
If you are excavating, before submitting a CAR application you must get underground service plans for your proposed worksite . Some underground service plans can be found by visiting beforeUdig.co.nz(external link). Please note that not all utilites have opted to use this service therefore you will need to contact them directly.
Submitting an application is not an authority to start work unless it is an emergency. You must wait until you receive your approved Work Access Permit (WAP) by email.
Applications must be made at least 15 working days before work starts.
The Fees - Streets and Transport are set out within the Christchurch City Councils Fees and Charges.
These fees are separate from any fees incurred by 3rd party service providers to complete Traffic Management Plans or other work.
You will be advised of the fee during the application process and be sent an invoice for payment.
You must provide the correct bill payer information and Purchase Order number as part of your application, otherwise, your application will not be processed.
Once your application has been approved and you have a copy of your Works Access Permit (WAP) and the terms and conditions, you may access the legal road.
When you have completed the work and made appropriate reinstatement, log in to MyWorksites(external link) and change the status of the job to “Work Completion Notified”, submit required documents as per Section 4.7.1 of The National Code of Practice for Utility Operators' Access to Transport Corridors(external link) and email your Corridor Manager to inform them you are ready for the works to be inspected.
The Council will then carry out an inspection to certify the work is up to standard.
Completed work is put on a 2-year warranty period. If it fails (or the reinstatement is not up to standard), you are liable to correct it.
The National Code of Practice for Utility Operators' Access to Transport Corridors(external link) defines the set of standards for working on the road and the Corridor Access Request (CAR) processes.
The code is mandatory under the Utilities Access Act 2010(external link) and applies to all works carried out in the road corridor, whether the work is for or by a utility, local government, commercial organisation or private individual(s).
The course teaches workers about the code and how to ensure everyone works in a safe and managed way. It was designed by the team at Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga and takes about 45 minutes to complete.
Students are expected to get at least 80% of the questions correct to pass.